Scratch DJ Academy Faculty

Our instructors are renowned for their professional talent and their depth of knowledge.  What really makes them special is their ability to zero in on each student and bring out the best in them.

NEW YORK INSTRUCTORS
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"Dirty Digits" - Dan Chaves
"Dirty Digits"
"DJayJung" - Jay Jung
"DJayJung"
"Vyle" - Albert Johnson
"Vyle"
"Dr. Unos & Dubs" - Ellison Robinson
"Dr. Unos & Dubs"
"Esquire" - John Chavies
"Esquire"
"Josh of Statik Link" - Josh Andres
"Josh of Statik Link"
"DJ Level" - Martin Yarbrough
"DJ Level"
"DJ Fingersmith" - Tyler Smith
"DJ Fingersmith"
"DJ Loup Rouge" - Raul Hildalgo
"DJ Loup Rouge"
"Dirty Digits" - Dan Chaves
'Dirty Digits'
Name:
Dan Chaves
Teaching for How Long:
~ 10 years
Favorite Artist:
Worked with DMC of RUN-DMC, Talib Kweli, KRS-One, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Solange Knowles, Nina Sky, Diplo, Money Mark of the Beastie Boys, and Sugar Ray.
Music Genre(s):
Classic Hip-Hop, R&B, Rap, Trap, Funk, Breaks, indie, Soulful classics, Disco, Club, Deep House, Techno & Top 40
Gear Specialization:
All things DJ. Vinyl to CDJs to Controllers. Serato DJ to Traktor to Rekordbox.
Advice for Students:
If you're serious about learning to DJ, come check out Scratch DJ Academy.
Accolades:
2016 DJ City X Battle Ave Cut-to-Cut Champion, 2014 DMC NYC 3rd Place, 2014 DMC Seattle Vice-Champion, 2014 DMC Hartford Vice-Chamption, 2013 DMC NYC Vice-Champion
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What got you interested in DJ'ing?

Dirty Digits has been rocking the ones and twos since the mid-nineties. Originally from Tallahassee, FL, he got his start as the Program and Urban Music Director of Florida State University’s college radio station. In 2005, his hip hop group, Intellekt & Dirty Digits, were signed to ATF Records in Atlanta, GA. After releasing an album and touring, Digits relocated to NYC in 2007 where he became the tour DJ for Definitive Jux artist Cool Calm Pete and found himself performing at venues all over the Big Apple. While hip hop is his passion, Digits has the ability to spin everything, from rock to electro to funk to soul and well beyond. He has the ability to break down any principle – from advanced scratches to mixing tricks – to students and has been a great addition to our faculty team.

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